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Canaletto: 'London: Interior of the Rotunda at Ranelagh'
The inscription in Italian on the back of the original canvas states that the picture was painted in London in 1754 for the artist's patron Thomas Hollis, and that the view was unique in the artist's work. The Rotunda in Ranelagh Gardens, Chelsea, was erected as a public venue for various entertainments in 1741 and closed in 1803. Musical concerts were held and Mozart performed there in 1764.

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